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BBC America picks up new Dr Who series
Digital Spy ^ | 10th August 2009 | Digital Spy

Posted on 08/10/2009 9:54:14 AM PDT by the scotsman

'BBC America has picked up the US rights to air the upcoming fifth season of Doctor Who, it has been announced.

The new run, which sees Matt Smith take over from David Tennant in the lead role, is currently being filmed in Cardiff, Wales. The thirteen-episode fifth season will air on BBC America and BBC America HD in Q2 2010 shortly after its UK premiere.'

(Excerpt) Read more at digitalspy.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bbc; doctorwho; drwho; scifi
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1 posted on 08/10/2009 9:54:15 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 08/10/2009 9:55:01 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: the scotsman

Oh joy, 13 more new Dr. Who episodes! I’ll have to get used to the new doctor. I need to wash and wax my TARDIS, too. Meanwhile, BBC America is running the ludicrous, boring yet sensitive Being Human right now in Dr. Who’s spot, and shortening Graham Norton to get it in, which hacks me off even more. I wish they would acquire and run more mysteries like the Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes series, or maybe whatever is as good as Coupling. If you’re in Scotland, have you seen any advance clips of the new Dr. Who?


3 posted on 08/10/2009 10:00:17 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: the scotsman

Great. The best of the new series over the last 4 years has been some of the best TV ever.


4 posted on 08/10/2009 10:01:16 AM PDT by Borges
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To: the scotsman
I guess that means it won't be on SciFi/SyFy/SighFie/ΨΦ? Bummer. I might actually have to figure out how to get BBC America.
5 posted on 08/10/2009 10:02:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama's medical nationalization bill reads like Atlas Shrugged with doctors instead of railroads.)
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To: the scotsman

way cool news


6 posted on 08/10/2009 10:02:24 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Perdogg

I don’t think BBC A HD has been picked by anyone in the US yet. At least that was true for Torchwood mini.


7 posted on 08/10/2009 10:02:33 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: the scotsman

{fifth season will air on BBC America and BBC America HD in Q2 2010 shortly after its UK premiere}

Excellent. This means that there will be only a few weeks lag time between the UK broadcast and the American broadcast. Its a shame Primveal could cancelled right after the Season 3 cliff hanger.


8 posted on 08/10/2009 10:03:09 AM PDT by yongin
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To: La Lydia

I would like to see “Spaced”! Why is nobody showing that series in the U.S.? There’s still plenty of classic British television that’s not seen in the U.S.


9 posted on 08/10/2009 10:05:27 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Maryland Public Television is running “New Tricks” on Saturday evening (in the rare weeks when they aren’t having their endlessly repetitive fund-raising campaigns.) It’s pretty good, and has excellent actors.


10 posted on 08/10/2009 10:08:07 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: KarlInOhio

I get it on Comcast.


11 posted on 08/10/2009 10:08:51 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O88tBPpSW4


12 posted on 08/10/2009 10:11:48 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is this doctor included under Obamacare?


13 posted on 08/10/2009 10:13:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: La Lydia

I don’t get it on my Comcast. But now that you say this, perhaps I should call and see if I can change the list of things I get. Last time I called, they had Skinamax and WhoreBO as required in order to get BBC. I can do without BBC to avoid supporting the crap from Skinamax, et al.


14 posted on 08/10/2009 10:13:35 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: the scotsman

REPLACES


15 posted on 08/10/2009 10:13:38 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: All

My heart would skip a beat if they ever got Sir Sean to play the role of The Doctor.


16 posted on 08/10/2009 10:15:16 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: sr4402

Good Lord, it looks like that doctor needs one.


17 posted on 08/10/2009 10:16:05 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: MHGinTN

What is Skinamax? I guess I don’t get that. I have their basic digital lineup, no premiums, and I get so many channels I can’t keep track, like, three public TV channels, five different Mhz channels, six Spanish channels (but, unfortunately, not Televisa), two OnDemand channels and I think about 10 different sports channels, including golf for when I need to nap. Don’t get me started on the number of children’s channels they give me. If your Comcast is like mine, you might want to call them and ask them if you get that channel, because sometimes they re-do the channel lineups and have to send a signal to your TV so you can pickup the new ones. Occasionally the signal doesn’t do its thing, and I have to call and ask them to resend. The last time they re-programmed, all of a sudden I didn’t get the History channel. So I called them and they fixed it in two minutes without me even having to boot the digital box.


18 posted on 08/10/2009 10:20:42 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: mware

I think that’s why I love Scotsmen so much, they are real manly men, not wimps. Probably something genetic.


19 posted on 08/10/2009 10:22:42 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: sr4402

Pertwee and Hartnell will always be “My Doctor”.

Even though I got pulled into Doctor Who by watching the New series.


20 posted on 08/10/2009 10:30:17 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: the scotsman

Allons-y!


21 posted on 08/10/2009 10:35:30 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: catbertz

Comacast has had it for years, including Torchwood and all the Predator series.


22 posted on 08/10/2009 10:44:15 AM PDT by ExiledChicagoan (I see a red door and I want it painted black. But that's just me.)
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To: the scotsman

No David Tennant = it’s gonna suck.


23 posted on 08/10/2009 10:50:56 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: La Lydia

I just called Comcast. They have no local number I can call. The person I spoke to said my basic package didn’t have History channel among the 75 channels I get in my ‘package’. And I cannot talk to a local to find out if in fact the settings are in error. BUT, the idiot I spoke with told me that for $40 more per month I could get an addition package which would include History channel and BBC America. I’m looking into the Dish Network deals as I type this! I can get hi=speed Internet throught eh phone company for less than I’m paying to Comcast monthly. The Comcast idiot tried to tell me my e-mail address would change if I dropped Comcast. I told her to change it anytime they wish, I have file backups that will allow me to update all on my addy list and the rest of their advertising I would not miss.


24 posted on 08/10/2009 10:56:30 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: the scotsman

Sounds like I’m gonna have to get my Dr. Who fix from Torrent sites. Oh well. This past year I watched every single Dr. Who episode ever made (even the ones that survive as audio only). Can’t believe Sciffy dropped the ball.


25 posted on 08/10/2009 10:59:05 AM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: La Lydia

No.

David Tennant’s last two episodes (which will be at Christmas) havent even been hinted at. Not even any still pics from fan sites. Tne first clips of the new Dr Who will be at the end of the Xmas specials, as Tennant changes over to Smith.


26 posted on 08/10/2009 10:59:55 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: MHGinTN
The Comcast idiot tried to tell me my e-mail address would change if I dropped Comcast.

You might be interested in gettng an email forwarding service like pobox.com. I can't tell you how many times I've changed providers over the past 10+ years, and I've never had to change my email address.

27 posted on 08/10/2009 11:01:44 AM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: Catholic Canadian

Tennant was closer to my favortie Doctor than any of the others since TOM BAKER, who was the best Doctor. Tennant seemed to channel Tom at his best.


28 posted on 08/10/2009 11:02:05 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: zeugma

I get a 404 error when I click on your link.


29 posted on 08/10/2009 11:04:09 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

“would you like a jelly baby?”

one of my fave Tom Baker lines... Wonder why they can’t bring back Red Dwarf while they’re at it...


30 posted on 08/10/2009 11:07:23 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: MHGinTN
Stupid me. Screwed up the href. Try this... pobox.com.
31 posted on 08/10/2009 11:10:42 AM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: La Lydia

Being Human is awful. I watched one episode and that was it. Doctor Who is great and can’t wait for the new season. Also enjoy Torchwood. Miss Wire in the Blood but the BBC series tend to be very short.

Of course I wish they’d have some new comedies of the quality of Faulty Towers, Are You Being Served, Yes Minister or the very gentle Vicar of Dibley. Those are all better than the US comedies! I suppose I should also toss in AbFab as well. My wife loves Keeping Up Appearances as well but it’s not one of my favorites.


32 posted on 08/10/2009 11:13:10 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: camle

‘Come here K-9, I need you.’ That was some more dog don’tchaknow. Mrs. Smythe ended up with him but he was suspended in ‘inner space’ fixing the universe to prevent implosion.


33 posted on 08/10/2009 11:22:30 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Catholic Canadian
No David Tennant = it’s gonna suck.

You can say that again! When I read that David Tennant wasn't coming back I decided that I'm going to stop watching. He is one of a handful (out of the the many actors) that actually made the Doctor's character believable and entertaining.

34 posted on 08/10/2009 1:23:11 PM PDT by Kitsunebi
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t know where you live, but where I am the telephone company internet and email is DSL, and a whole lot slower than Comcast internet service. Don’t jump to any drastic conclusions. Also, I can’t believe you don’t get the history channel. It is in the basic, bare-bones, nothing fancy package, the cheapest they offer here. I think I would elevate with comcast customer service. Also, I found this:

DIRECTV Programming Packages
Get BBC America when you order any one of the following DIRECTV Programming Packages
DIRECTV Commercial Choice Plus | Business TV Package
DIRECTV Commercial Choice | Business TV Package
DIRECTV Office Choice | Business TV Package
DIRECTV Office Entertainment | Business TV Package
DIRECTV Business Choice | Business TV Package
DIRECTV Business Entertainment | Business TV Package
DIRECTV CHOICE Programming Package
DIRECTV CHOICE XTRA Programming Package
DIRECTV Commercial XTRA | Business TV Package
DIRECTV PLUS DVR Programming Package
DIRECTV PLUS HD DVR Programming Package
DIRECTV Preferred Choice Programming Package
DIRECTV PREMIER Programming Package


35 posted on 08/10/2009 2:38:33 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: airedale

My husband used to tick me off by calling me “Hyacinth.” The Keeping Up Appearances episode where Rose decides she wants to be a nun is one of the funniest things I have ever seen on TV.


36 posted on 08/10/2009 2:44:07 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: RansomOttawa; BrianInNC; gary_b_UK; Truth29; NonValueAdded; MizSterious; GreenLanternCorps; ...


A big thanks goes to Visualops for the Banner!!
37 posted on 08/10/2009 6:28:22 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: MHGinTN; All

I only saw Dr Who with Chris and David.... To me David was the Doctor.. I have a bad feeling about the new Doctor...


38 posted on 08/10/2009 6:30:26 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore; All

I would like to see the Benny Hill show again..


39 posted on 08/10/2009 6:32:43 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: the scotsman

I have tried to watch Dr. Who. But it’s just to campy. But for those who like the series this is good news.


40 posted on 08/10/2009 7:29:37 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: BigCinBigD

P.S.
Why does the doctor keep changing?


41 posted on 08/10/2009 7:32:29 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: the scotsman
That's a good news/bad news scenario.

I'm happy it's here, but BBCA horribly edits Dr. Who in its repeats. I have to make sure I see them first-run.

(Okay, maybe not "horribly", but there are funny bits that I know are missing the second time around. And I just can't afford boxed sets of every season.)

42 posted on 08/10/2009 7:36:39 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: KevinDavis
I only saw Dr Who with Chris and David.... To me David was the Doctor.. I have a bad feeling about the new Doctor...

Not to say that I don't like David (I do), but it took seeing David to get a better appreciation for Chris. Plus, it took Chris a couple of episodes to hit his stride.

43 posted on 08/10/2009 7:39:16 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: La Lydia

I asked my wife if she remembered that epidode but she doesn’t. I can understand why you’d be ticked off being called Hyacinth. Part of the reason my wife liked the show is she knew someone who treated her husband like Hyacinth does hers/


44 posted on 08/10/2009 11:03:45 PM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: airedale

Richard is offered early retirement and so ponders over the possibility of having to spend all, day everyday with Hyacinth. Emmett is enraged when Hyacinth ends up rehearsing a performance for the old people at the Church Hall with him (she sings, off key, “You can’t get a man with a gun” from Annie Oakley), and a tranquilised Rose arrives at the scene wanting to become a nun. Rose ends up in the closet with the Vicar, who has gone there to hide from Hyacinth, and the Vicar’s wife arrives and finds them. Rose, who has collapsed on top of the Vicar, tells the Vicar’s wife: “It’s all right. I’m going to be a nun.”


45 posted on 08/11/2009 5:27:04 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: BigCinBigD

The Doctor ‘regenerates’ into a new body whenever he’s mortally wounded. This allows the show to run for 20+ consecutive years without worries about what happens if an actor wants to do something else or dies or something like that. Since it was written into the show so early on, the fans are generally quite accepting of the fact.


46 posted on 08/11/2009 5:44:23 AM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Hyzenthlay

Interesting.
Thank you.


47 posted on 08/11/2009 5:58:13 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: La Lydia

I’ve seen that episode and you’re right it was funny. I’ve probably only seen 10-15 episodes and that happens to be one of them.


48 posted on 08/11/2009 8:43:25 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: BigCinBigD

Definitely an acquired taste, but once you have acquired it, it becomes addictive. I love it, and I don’t even like science fiction.


49 posted on 08/11/2009 8:47:37 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: a fool in paradise
"Is this doctor included under Obamacare?"

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 posted on 08/12/2009 10:08:55 AM PDT by Pippin (Time Lady seeking liberals for target practice)
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